ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 23, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750mL - Picked up from Bottleworks...Opens with a pop and fakes you out...you have a good two second window before the starts gushing, so you think you’re a lucky guy...there are no lucky guys...Pours deep dk brown with a large tan head...aroma is very inviting, tannic wood, sour cherry, other dk fruit as well...flavour is nicely sour, old cherry, sour apple and some vinegar, phenolic...almost salty in its savoriness, very big in the mouth and finishes the same way...oddly addictive...didn’t get any bourbon, rosemary, honey, eye of newt or anything else that they threw in there...apparently it’s much better in the bottle than on draft... tasty
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A decent offering, well worth the money and i’d definitely get it again. Just didn’t knock my socks off. Nice tartness, plays with the roastiness well, a bit overcarbonated and lacks a central note.
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle from notes. Spicy, acetic aroma. Cinnamon, ginger with a hint of rosemary. Red wine grapes, wine soaked oak and acetobacter. Pours a murky, hazed brownish/red with a thin film of gray atop. Flavor showcases spiced fruits (prunes, plums and raisins). Very zesty and tannic. Strawberry seed tartness. Lots of spice (rosemary being the most dominant). Slight, but not overbearing acidity. Lovely carbonation with a tart, slightly sweet, oaky finish. Thanks Nate!
carruthm (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark pour, medicinally sour taste, herbal like aroma. Leaves a bitter finish to the whole ordeal with just a slightly sour raisins and wine.
kbutler1 (1345) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Thanks Ben for opening. Pours a dark reddish brown color with a lively tan head, nice appearance. Sour notes abound in the flavor along with nice dark fruits; cherry and plum. The wine barrel aging is evident and adds some nice notes. Very similiar to Consecration but maybe a bit dryer.
Jblauvs (1337) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 12, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
corked. Pops with a bang without provocation and leaves a red smear on the ceiling. aroma is sour, funky, some dark amtl and fruity currant. Flavor is horsey with funky currant and cherry tartness, some raisin, Sour grapes, red fruit. Really tastey.
CheersMate (1299) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - MAR 2, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml. bottle from Alex, thanks dude! Thin and wispy head sitting on top of this beer. This thing exploded like a Jolly Pumpkin beer. Dark brown in color. Nice looking brew. Nice sharp pungent funky sour cherry aroma. There is some vinegar in this one. Very subtle wood contribution. This is reminding me of a kriek...big time. Some spice coming from this but not much. Let her warm up before you make rash judgment calls. Subtle sweet aroma coming from this, probably due to the honey added. Wow, very sour, but this has a lot of carbonation, which doesn’t allow the sour to stick around that long. Not much wood going on here. Funk is coming through along with a great sour flavor. A little too carbonated for me to fully enjoy. Spice is coming through more and more as it warms. Honey, spice, and wood are coming through softly and adding a nice flavor. The raisin flavor isn’t coming out either. Like the wine-type qualities coming through. A really nice sour Belgian beer. Why the low scores?
trevor211 (1298) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Brouwer’s Big Wood 09. Deep dark brown pour, with a smallish tan head. Lots of fruit - tart citrus and peaches meet darker malts and a cola note with some cherries. An almost roasty (baked?) malt contingent pounds back what would otherwise be very sour. Like a mix of cherry coke with La Folie.
peteinSD (1280) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 29, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by Dave - thanks! Slight gusher. Murky rust red pour with a thin tan head. Aroma is light bourbon, sweet cherry tart, balsamic sour, and light lemon. Taste is sharp and distinct sour with cherry, tart, a hard to pin down red wine aspect, and a bit of light vinegar sharpness. Precise feel in the mouth. Excellent.
bvc (1141) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 3, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Bigwood 09. Murky still cola brown with just slight head. Watery lacing with some legs. Tart funky wet wool barnyard nose going on...let’s dig in a little deeper. Lots of CdT going on, caramel, raisin, touch of herbal nose as well. Maybe some cheesiness also. Up front it is tart and sweet cherry cola that is balanced. Moves into more tart and raisin fruitiness with earthy wet wood and some rosemary. Nice blend.